You are Awesome
As part of the transition to Lode Heath School we have purchased two books for every student. These books sit alongside some homework for the summer.
The two books
1. You are awesome by Matthew Syed
The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling author of Bounce, Black Box Thinking and The Greatest, Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to Serena Williams to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired.
With hard work and determination, practice, and self-belief, and, most importantly, a Growth Mindset, there is no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. It is practical, insightful, and positive, this is the book to help you build resilience, embrace your mistakes, and grow into successful, happy adults.
2. Go Big by Matthew Burton
From the beloved head teacher who featured in Educating Yorkshire, Go Big is a wise and witty guide to the awkward transition from primary to secondary school and what you can expect from this next stage in your education. Full of tips and advice on everything from exams to peer pressure, Burton’s brilliant book is an absolute essential!
To help support students with their transition we would like students to read both books and complete a workbook supported by the sessions below. If students are attending summer school, they will receive the books and workbook on their first day. If students are not attending summer school, we shall send to their primary school or post them home. All books and work book will need to be returned in September.